Posted on 9/01/12 12:09 PM
So i'm not a massive Tony Scott fan, I have always hated movies like Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Domino.His only highlight for me was True Romance, which I only liked not loved(But it did have some truly awesome moments in it).When i think of his movies fast editing with extreme close-ups of the action come to mind. And to be honest in Unstoppable it overall exceeds for those reasons.
Albeit very short, the movie is fast-paced and exciting. But I do think reviews exaggerated when they stated it was "edge of your seat" material. The simple plot is one for everyone and it was interesting in how it all started with a simple mistake by an employee( also that it's a true story) The runaway train is nothing new but the movie itself seemed to be aware of that and just focus on excitement instead of originality, which i suppose is fine.
Although i was never bored that might have been because the length of the movie, i felt an extra twenty minutes or so would not have gone awry. The movie sometimes borders on the line of silliness, i mean i understand it was a tool for plot development but i don't know how the media knew absolutely everything as it happened. The development in characters was forced and the wasn't much chemistry between Chris Pine the dialog ranged from the over-complicated to the silly lines coming from reporters for example "Train no. 7-7-7, otherwise known as triple 7" WTF!
But i have to admit i enjoyed it, It was just a popcorn film that knew it. I'm surprised at it's time of release, i mean why not in the summer. And I've suddenly realised for some reason i have a fetish for control centres in movies, and that's about half this movie. It was hard to rate this, i mean i enjoyed it but there are problems, so 6/10.